Customer Representative
+90 850 840 2288
Hazreti Ömer Tomb & Mosque
One of the most frequently visited religious sites in Cyprus is the Hazreti Ömer Tomb four kilometers East of Kyrenia on the coast of Catalköy. The humble memorial sits on the very peak of a rocky headland almost at water level, the site and its views offering beautiful moments of contemplation.

A small mosque protects seven tombs of uncertain actual contents, dedicated to the venerated muslim saint Ömer and his companions. A multitude of legends are told about Ömer and his fellows, their common element being that the men sacrificed their lives in the combat of Byzantines or pirates. For ages, Arab piracy in pursuit of slaves and other goods constituted a constant menace to costal dwellers in Cyprus and all around the Mediterranean.